Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The only city situated on two continents, Constantinople was both meeting place and battlefield. In this remarkable study, Philip Mansel richly describes the city as the capital of the Ottoman sultans, dominating an empire that at its height stretched from Morocco to Russia and from the Danube to the Persian Gulf. Beginning his story in 1453 with the triumphant entry of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, Mansel charts the dramtic influence of several wealthy dynasties through to the final fall of Constantinople to the Turkish Republic in 1924. Constantinople brings to life a world now lost forever and records the history of what was indeed the city of the world's desire -- irrestible, insidious, capable of driving its inhabitants to extremes of grandeur, piety, or depravity. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Mansel's sweeping narrative of the last five centuries of Constantinople reinterprets the history of the Ottoman Empire and provides an enthralling biography of "the city of the world's desire". "This is a work for the general reader which will also earn the admiration of all academic specialists in Ottoman history".--Sunday Telegraph (London) of photos.
Review: Philip Mandsel's book is a five-hundred-year history of Constantinople (now Istanbul) which attempts to convey the rich history of this one-time capital city and describe the defining characteristics which point toward its potential to return to global grandeur. The book is sizable in scope and weight: there's a wealth of details and illustrations. Mandsel addresses the development of Constantinople into an Islamic city, covering the five-century dynasty of the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Turks conquered the Byzantine Empire in 1453, converting the city from the capital of Eastern Orthodox Christianity to the home of sultans, eunuchs, and janizaries. They created a city of mosques and minarets that served as the Ottoman capital until the end of World War I. Mandsel's attention falls particularly on the palaces and the political history of the capital, as well as the great architectural works which still constitute the city's skyline. This is a highly readable history of the great city on the Bosporus, marked by keen perceptions of art and palace life.
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2759804962
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin. Condizione libro: Good. 1998 - Paperback - Used - Good - - - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - Hall Street Books proudly ships from Brooklyn, NY. All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours, Sunday - Thursday. Expedited shipping and tracking available within the US. Hall Street's No-Worry guarantee lets you buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria SC-04-3-0332
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good paperback. Spine uncreased, binding tight, pages good. Shelfwear is light. Previous owner's name on first page. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Codice libro della libreria 231582
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020312187084